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Orioles exercise options on Chen and O'Day

BALTIMORE (AP) The Orioles have exercised a $4.75 million option on left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and a $4.25 million option on right-hander Darren O'Day. Chen, 29, was 16-6 with a 3.54 ERA in 31 starts, setting a career best for wins. He had 54 starts in the past two seasons, two shy of the amount needed for his 2015 salary to become guaranteed at $6 million. O'Day, 32, was...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles pick up Chen’s option, decline Markakis’

Getty Images The Baltimore Orioles will count on left handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen to be a big part of their rotation next season. Chen’s $4.75 million option for 2015 has been picked up after the 29-year-old made 31 starts in 2014 going 16-6 with a 3.54 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. This was a no-brainer for the Orioles as Chen will be one of the better bargains in all of baseball next...
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gil Hodges Up For Hall of Fame Consideration In December

An MMO Fan Shot by Bill Hall Gil Hodges is one of ten names on this year’s Golden Era Ballot the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced today.Players will be reviewed and voted on December 8 during the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego. We support the election of Gil Hodges to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is fully qualified under every one of the criteria set...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dylan Bundy, 2015 Fantasy Outlook

Here's what I said almost two years ago, "Dylan Bundy’s A-Ball numbers were insane. He was too good for A-Ball. A-Ball called a press conference and said, “You’re embarrassing us. Please leave” In 30 innings, he had 40 Ks and 2 walks. Only giving up 5 hits and zero earned runs. High-A wasn’t quite as bonkers, but wasn’t far off — 57 IP, 66 Ks and 18 walks...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles’ biggest questions for 2015

Courtesy: AP Photo/Chris O’Meara The Baltimore Orioles reached the ALCS in 2014, and the franchise is certainly looking towards the future already. While there are a number of constants returning next year, the O’s also feature a number of question marks for 2015. The following are some of the most important variables facing the Black and Orange. Nelson Cruz The slugger was a...
Via DC Sports-Kings
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Stinson

JOSH STINSON RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: March 14, 1988 Height: 6’4″ Weight: 210 Bats: Right Throws: Right Drafted: 37th round, 1114nd overall, 2006 (Mets) How Acquired: Minor league free agent High School: Northwood (LA) HS Agent: Moye Sports Associates WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Stinson was drafted out of high school on the strength of a low-90s fastball...
Via Pirates Prospects
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Free Agent Profile: Nick Markakis, RF

Nick Markakis Position: Right Fielder Bats: Left, Throws: Left Age: 31 2014 Snapshot While Nick Markakis didn’t return to his old self this year, he did bounce back significantly from a sub-replacement level season in 2013. He had solid seasons on both offense and defense, improving his wRC+ from 88 to 106 while improving most of his defensive metrics by a few runs as well. His...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

James Shields passed a kidney stone during ALCS

MLB players are well-known for battling excruciating injuries during the postseason. Just ask Curt Schilling. What Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields had to go through, however, makes an injured ankle or sore arm sound like a mosquito bite. Shields got the start in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series and lasted five innings his team’s 8-6 win. Two days later...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Darren O'Day, Wei-Yin Chen, Nick Hundley

The 2014 postseason may have ended in a disappointing fashion for the Baltimore Orioles and their fans, but once the World Series ends, the business of preparing for next year officially begins. Even before exploring the free agent and trade markets, the Baltimore Orioles have players with team option years for 2015 to consider. Which players' options will the Orioles exercise...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Andrew Miller could cost too much to stay in Baltimore

Andrew Miller was one of the most important additions to the Baltimore Oriole roster.  After coming over from the Boston Red Sox via trade in July, Miller became the best pitcher in the steady Oriole bullpen.  He pitched so well that the Baltimore Sun is reporting that he may have pitched himself out of Baltimore.#457071198 / gettyimages.comWhile he has acknowledged that he would...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Crush Davis to Beantown

As you all know by now, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games by major league baseball for the use of amphetamines linked to Adderall he had taken to help him treat his ADHD. Davis failed to apply for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) this season after having previously being okay’d in years past. Davis was having a down year batting average wise, only hitting...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Baltimore Plans to extend Nelson Cruz

The Baltimore Orioles 2014 season ended anti-climatically on Wednesday with a 2-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals, thus completing a four-game sweep for KC. Now that the offseason has arrived for the Orioles, it becomes a question of who the team will bring back next year.#457269920 / gettyimages.comOne of the biggest questions for next year's roster is Nelson Cruz, and whether...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Adam Jones Said Season Was ‘F*cking Awesome’ (Video)

Adam Jones’ response was probably the best thing ever this week.  The Baltimore Orioles were also a Cinderella story but Kansas City prevailed. Adam Jones was apart of this great season for the Orioles and last night, he was asked about the Orioles season and he said the following. I agree. It was f*cking awesome and next season, the Orioles are going to be just as great. [NIS...
Via Geeks and Cleats
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones sums up the Orioles’ great year

Even though they got swept in the ALCS, it was a pretty damn good year for the Baltimore Orioles. They won 96 games and took home their first AL East crown since 1997, despite getting picked to finish last in the division at the beginning of the year. Star center fielder Adam Jones was asked to summarize the team’s season after their Game 4 loss in Kansas City, and he did it pretty...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Baltimore Orioles

The AL East was expected to be a dogfight between the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays this year. Instead, the Baltimore Orioles shocked them all and ran away with the division. So how exactly did they go about making everyone look so stupid for overlooking them? Preseason Prediction: The Orioles face a pretty tall task if they’re going to contend for an AL East division title. They...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan scores ALCS tix by tweeting Royals' Brandon Finnegan

It pays to be nice to athletes on Twitter. It might be getting crowded on the Kansas City Royals’ bandwagon as they continue on their Cinderella run, but rookie reliever Brandon Finnegan recently showed why it’s pretty easy to root for this ballclub. The left-hander made a Royals fan the happiest guy in the world when he responded to his request for some playoff tickets back...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cruz agreed to deal with M's, but team backed out

Nelson Cruz has been one of the best hitters in the American League throughout the season and has helped carry the Baltimore Orioles to the ALCS. The Seattle Mariners missed the playoffs by a game and, Friday, one writer wondered how they would have done if they had signed Cruz. According to The Tacoma News...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals vs. Orioles ALCS preview: Two small-market teams with something to prove

To all of those who assumed the Tigers and A’s to be in this position at the beginning of August, the two teams that will actually play for the American League pennant have exemplified the unpredictable nature of this season. What the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles also proved was that the means of arriving at the ALCS can vary significantly. But the results in the Division...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 3 Orioles who didn’t play in the ALDS

Photo: The Orioles recently returned to Baltimore, and fans around town are still flying high after the series sweep of the Tigers. However, a few players didn’t get a chance to take the field, and every playoff move has an implication as the run continues. Three Orioles on the ALDS roster didn’t log a single out in a game, and each individual’s lack of playing...
Via DC Sports-Kings
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Baltimore Orioles will face the Royals in the ALCS

When the July 31 trade deadline happened, neither the Baltimore Orioles nor Kansas City Royals made a splash in the headlines. The two biggest names dealt were Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics and David Price to the Detroit Tigers. All the Kansas City Royals need is four more victories to win the American League pennant. The Baltimore Orioles hope to deny them that trip to the...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Cheerios is rooting for an Orioles sweep today

The Baltimore Orioles look to sweep the Detroit Tigers today and advance to the ALCS. Bud Norris is on the hill for Baltimore, facing off with Detroit’s David Price. In today’s edition of the Baltimore Sun, Cheerios took out a full-page ad, cheering on the O’s. "Let's Go O's." @Cheerios' full-page ad in today's @baltimoresun:
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles prepare for 2014 postseason

Sometimes you just need a little help from your friends. The Baltimore Orioles found that out last night as they clinched home-field advantage with a Chicago White Sox win over the Detroit Tigers. While the Orioles have exceeded expectations this season on their own, the White Sox secured that games one, two, and five of the ALDS will be played at Camden Yards. After clinching the...
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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